Orthopaedic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Orthopaedic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital is a one-year fellowship training program that fosters physiatrist expertise in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal pain maladies. The majority of your training takes place at the Spine Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital, which is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our program was established in 1992 and has continuously trained successful Physiatry Fellows for the past 25 years. 

Our training program follows the stipulations and guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), although it is not ACGME accredited. We accept one fellow each year, usually matriculating the first day of August of that academic year. As a fellow, you gain expertise in musculoskeletal pain management and attain expertise in exercise and physical therapy prescription, musculoskeletal ultrasound, psychological counseling, pharmacological management, interventional pain procedures, and other areas. Fellows are considered PGY- 5 and must adhere to all associated rules, rights, and privileges. All fellows must possess a valid and current New York State medical license and a valid and current Drug Enforcement Administration registration. We also require that you are certified or eligible for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and/or American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and are a graduate of an accredited (American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association) medical school. As part of the program, you will research and complete at least one academic work that is publishable in peer reviewed journals.

Curriculum

The fellowship program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai incorporates a full schedule of didactic lectures and conferences throughout the year covering all facets of orthopaedic sports and spine knowledge.

The didactic curriculum consists of one-hour lectures lead by the attendings and fellows from 7 am to 8 am on most Tuesdays. During the monthly Journal Club, fellows and attendings discuss recent articles relevant to practice available from the current literature. Our curriculum is based on a one-year cycle, designed so you cover essential interventional spine and sports medicine topics.

On Wednesdays, we hold department-wide case conference and Grand Rounds. Case conferences allow guest speakers and staff to present interesting and challenging cases for discussion. Grand Rounds showcases notable visiting and local lecturers, providing the latest updates on hot topics in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. In addition, we hold Morbidity and Mortality conferences once a month on Wednesdays.

During the summer months, we replace Grand Rounds and Case Conferences with the Orthopaedic Anatomy Lab. These sessions focus on relevant anatomy and therapeutic approaches. The lab provides an invaluable review of anatomy as it relates to orthopaedic procedures. You present dissections of anatomic sites, while attendings lead the discussion.

Clinical Rotations

Our fellows gain experience in a wide range of non-surgical management, interventional pain procedures, advanced electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal ultrasound in such fields as sports medicine, interventional spine physiatry, musculoskeletal radiology, and orthopaedic surgery.

Our Fellow

Amir Mahajer, DO
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine